Be waahid (one) upon waahid (one) to Waahid (the One)

With regards to this first point:

الأولى: أنَّ اللهَ خَلَقنا ورَزَقَنا ولم يتركْنا هملاً بل أرسلَ إلينا رسولاً فمنْ أطاعَهُ دخلَ الجنَّةَ ومنْ عصاهُ دخلَ النّارَ

“The first: That Allaah created us and provided sustenance for us, and He did not leave us without a purpose rather He sent Messengers to us. So whoever obeys him will enter Paradise, and whoever rejects and disobeys him will enter the Fire”,

Shaykh Saalih ibn ‘Abdil ‘Azeez aal ash-Shaykh (hafidhahullaah) mentions in his explanation of Thalaathat-al-Usool:

هذا الأصل الأول، وهذه المسألة الأولى عظيمة جدا؛ لأنها إذا استقرت في قلب العبد قادته إلى كل خير، يعلم أنه ما خلق إلا لغاية. ما هذه الغاية؟ هي عبادة الله وحده دون ما سواه.

This first issue is a tremendous (one) because if it is truly established in the heart of the servant it leads him to every good. He knows that he has not been created except for a purpose; and what is this purpose? It is the worship of Allaah alone to the exclusion of all others.

كيف أعرف طرق هذه العبادة؟ باتباع النبي عليه الصلاة والسلام.

How do I know the methods of (performing) this worship? By following the Prophet ‘alaihis salaatu was salaam.

فتلخص الدين في هذه المسألة العظيمة،

So the deen (religion) is summarized in this tremendous principle (mentioned by Imaam ibn ‘Abdil Wahhaab here).

وما أحسن قول شمس الدين بن القيم في نونيته بعد أبيات قال:

And how fine is the statement of Shams ud-Deen ibn al Qayyim in his Nooniyyah after some verses (when) he said:

فلواحد كن واحدا في واحد

أعني سبيل الحق والإيمان

“So be waahid (one) upon waahid (one) to Waahid (the One)

I mean the path of truth and eemaan“

(لواحد) لله جل وعلا وحده دون ما سواه,

To Waahid  – to Allaah, the Majestic and Most High, to the exclusion of all others.

(كن واحدا) في قصدك وإرادتك وتوجهك وطلبك,

be waahid – in your intent and your wish and your direction and your seeking.

(في واحد) في طريق واحد،

upon waahid – upon a single path.

قال بعدها (أعني سبيل الحق والإيمان) الذي هو سبيل النبي عليه الصلاة والسلام.

And he said after it:

I mean the path of truth and eemaan – which is the path of the Prophet ‘alaiyhis salaatu was salaam.

Source: Shaykh Saalih ibn ‘Abdil ‘Azeez aal ash-Shaykh (hafidhahullaah) in his Explanation of the book “Thalaathal Usool”, while explaining the statement:

الأولى: أنَّ اللهَ خَلَقنا ورَزَقَنا ولم يتركْنا هملاً بل أرسلَ إلينا رسولاً فمنْ أطاعَهُ دخلَ الجنَّةَ ومنْ عصاهُ دخلَ النّارَ

(The first: That Allaah created us and provided sustenance for us, and He did not leave us without a purpose rather He sent Messengers to us. So whoever obeys him will enter Paradise, and whoever rejects and disobeys him will enter the Fire)

Author: Islamic Treasure

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